Spring roof cleaning


Hi, This is Tom Ward at Pro roof cleaning (PROROOFCLEANING.COM) I am offering 50% off all roof cleaning services this spring.

I am making this offer in order to establish new customers in all areas of Green Bay, and the surrounding area. Once my new customers neighbors can see what a difference Pro roof cleaning can make on residential homes, they often want the same results for their home.

I am the sole proprietor of Pro roof cleaning, so I bid and do all work. I’ve been cleaning roofs for my customers in the Green Bay area for 26 years now. I started ny business  in 1997, so I’ve seen almost all types of roof surfaces. I’ve seen mold, algae, fungi, and black streaks on customers roofs that was so bad they thought they’d need to replace it. Most times, these roof surface shingles can be made to look almost new again. I have the experience and the equipment to clean clean almost any roof surface, and make it appear and function like a new roof.


My process includes spraying the roof surfaces with only eco-friendly and biodegradable solutions. This will eradicate all  growths. I then remove all the dead growths or black streaking by softwashing them with a hot water, hard rinse. I start at the peaks of the roof surfaces,  and work  downward to the gutters.  I can then easily  remove all growths from the gutters, and the roof is beautiful and functional again. I wear specialized boots that allow me to safely walk on all roof surfaces without damaging the shingles in any way.


Other companies such as Pioneer softwash (bleach wash) use toxic chemicals like bleach to achieve these same results. It’s an unsafe and irresponsible way to clean a roof. I would ask any roof cleaning business that you have hired to show me upfront all the solutions they intend to use. Bleach not only can damage the ecosystem around your home, but it will also prematurely age asphalt shingles. Bleach dries out shingles, and they’ll begin to curl. You don’t want to have your roof bleach cleaned. It’s a faster, old school way to quickly clean a roof. Roof cleaning businesses that utilize bleach are often sued out of business because of the damage they cause to residential home owners roofs.

Pro roof cleaning uses only eco-friendly and biodegradable solutions. I would be happy to show you exactly what will be used on your roof. That way you know your roof will be cleaned the right way, and cleaned by the owner, not an employee. Call today and ask for Tommy Ward. Phone #(920) 412-0032

Thank you for reading


Springtime is the perfect time to get your homes roof looking and functioning like a new one. Pro roof cleaning has been in business since 1997. My name is Tom Ward, and I am the sole proprietor for Pro roof cleaning.

When someone runs a business as a sole proprietorship, what that means is there are no employees. The owner bids and completes all the services for his/her business. In a very unique trade like roof cleaning, employees with any experience can be next to impossible. When I am cleaning one of my customers roofs, I want to be absolutely sure that every square inch is cleaned correctly. If you miss even a small area, the entire roof is now susceptible to being completely reinfected within a years time. I pride myself on the simple fact that each and every roof surface is cleaned perfectly. Then, after the roof surface has dried, I apply a stain blocker that prevents any resurgence of growths or staining to reappear. The roof will now appear and function as a new one.

Each roof cleaning projects cost may vary slightly because of degree of difficulty or pitch. The cost of an average roof cleaning project is anywhere from 5% to 8% of what it would run to replace. So if you had an roofer estimate that it’d run 10,000.00 to replace your roof, then the cost to clean it and block it would be between 500.00 to 800.00 dollars. The amount of money saved by homeowners whom know that there is such a thing as roof cleaning is quite substantial.

Roof cleaning in the Midwestern part of the United States (where most homes roofs are asphalt shingles) has jumped by leaps and bounds over the last decade. Home owners are understanding now that roofs do not have to be replaced, but can actually be cleaned instead. There is one factor though that is key. Never get your homes roof cleaned by a business that uses toxic bleach as the cleaning agent. Bleach dries out shingles to the point that they will to curl, then fail. I will explain more on the dangers that using toxic bleach to clean a residential roof later on this website.

Pro roof cleaning uses only eco-friendly and biodegradable solutions. These solutions will do a great job in getting each roof cleaned properly, but will also keep the ecosystem around your home safe and secure. Using eco-friendly and biodegradable solutions is the only responsible way to clean a roof. Utilizing bleach to get a roof cleaned is dangerous, and it can bring rather large fines to the homeowners, not the business doing the cleaning.

Call me (Tom) at Pro roof cleaning today if you’d like a free estimate to have your roof cleaned safely. I’ve been in business for 25 + years now, so I must be doing something right! Experience, competitive pricing, along with friendly service makes Pro roof cleaning the right choice.

Thank you,


Tom at Pro roof cleaning PROROOFCLEANING.COM

Spring Roof Cleaning!

Everybody looks forward to springtime in Wisconsin. Now that we’re into March, the snow has probably all melted from your roof. If you are noticing growths starting to appear on your homes roof, especially the North face, it may be in need of cleaning to prevent the growths from permanently damaging it.


Lichen is the growth that causes the most damage to asphalt shingles. Lichen has roots. These roots try and burrow through asphalt shingles in order to feed on the limestone added to make them heavier. Damage can happen rather quickly once you spot Lichen on your roof. If it’s removed soon after appearing on roof, there will be no damage whatsoever. If left for a year or two, there will be in all probability pit marks. Pit marks are a problem if they are deep, as the shingle may then fail at any time. If they are not too deep, the damage will mainly be with appearance only. If you don’t know what to look for, call a professional like myself to give you an estimate. Estimates are usually free with most roof cleaning businesses. I like to meet my potential customers beforehand. That way I can explain my process, and show you all of the eco-friendly and biodegradable solutions that I will be using. Customers often don’t pay attention or do not ask questions about what solutions will be used to get their roofs clean. That’s a mistake many customers made, and regret not being more hands-on. I encourage every customer to compare roof cleaners in our area.


There are two main methods in cleaning a homes roof. The quick, easy way is to soak the roof down with bleach. The bleach will instantly eradicate everything that’s on your roof, and I mean everything, including the shingles. It normally takes between 3-5 years for the shingles to completely curl up, starting at the edges. Asphalt shingles are not made to hold up to bleach. The bleach dries out the shingles. Once they’ve curled, they will need to be replaced, as water damage can then occur at any time.

I read on Pioneers website that a leading shingle manufacturer recommended using bleach to clean the shingles. This is contradictory to what most manufacturers and experts would tell you. The roof manufacturer that Pioneer soft wash (Remember, softwash sounds great, but it means bleach will be used) speaks about must want to sell alot more shingles if he is recommending bleach or cleaning. Do the research on roof cleaning. Osha also takes a very dim view of bleaching roofs on residential homes. They can fine homeowners as much as 50,000.00 a day for the clean-up. If you research roof cleaning, and the potential fines, the question always is, ‘ why isn’t it the companies like window Genie and Pioneer getting the fines?’   The answer is that it is the homeowner that is responsible for what happens on there property, even if these businesses do not inform homeowners that bleach will be used. Trust me, Pioneer and Window Genie are not oung to tell you bleach is 70% of the solution used on your roof. They are wise to the fact that few potential customers would hire them if they knew about the bleaching aspect. Bleaching is simply a faster, easier way to clean a residential homes roof. It is also illegal, irresponsible, and is a money grab. To actually clean a roof using safe solutions would involve more time on each roof, and for some businesses, time is money.

My name is Tom Ward, and I’ve been cleaning roofs in the Green Bay, Appleton, Door Cty area since 1996. I’ve learned that when you cut corners, both you and the customers lose. Why not just take the proper amount of time, and clean each roof as if it were your own? That’s what I’ve been doing for 25 years now. I keep my business small and personable, and do not have the huge turnover that companies like Pioneer have. For an unknowing customer whom hired them, you might be getting a guy cleaning his first roof. The truth is, many of those guys don’t really care how the roof is cleaned, it’s just a job. I own and do all work for Pro roof cleaning, so of course I care tremendously about each roof. I also want each customer to be happy with the job, and the cost. Happy customers refer friends and neighbors, unhappy ones don’t. It’s just a business philosophy that has served both me and my customers well over 25 years. The short cut businesses don’t usually last very long, as owner or later a customer will sue them for damaging their lawn, landscaping…. bleach should never be used for residential roof cleaning. If you see a roof cleaner you may have hired first water down your kawn and plants with water, bleach is about to be used. Pro roof cleaning, Green Bay roof cleaning, AAA Professional all clean roofs safely and effectively.

I would like to give you a free quote whenever you are ready to have your roof professionally cleaned. I have 25 years of experience, and I do all work.

Thank you,

Tom Ward

Pro roof cleaning



Fall is the perfect time to get your home’s roof cleaned. When a roof is infected with algae, fungi, lichen, or moss. These growths on your roof continue to grow underneath the ice and snow on the roof.

These growths can damage a roof permanently. My name is Tom Ward, and I own Pro roof cleaning. If you want your roof cleaned before it gets to be to cold, Pro roof cleaning has the most experience. We also havethe best equipment on the market today that always for perfect roof cleaning. My new roofcleaning trailer has hot water capability. Hot water roof cleaning is far superior to cold water roof cleaning. This is because the hot water will still be hot when it comes into contact with growths that are growing underneath the shingles. The hot water carries with it the eco-friendly solutions I apply first. That mixture of hot water and solution kills all growths that are hiding in hard to get at spot on your roof.

Roof cleaning can be dangerous with experience and the right equipment. Because I do all work for Pro roof cleaning, I will personally be cleaning your roof. Alot of times when you hire a company that has employees, your running the risk that an apprentice or rookie will be cleaning your roof. Without years of experience, mistakes are made, and that can cost you either your roof, or somebody getting hurt falling off your roof.

I am always conscious of every situation that can occur while cleaning a roof, so I am always prepared. After 25 years of cleaning residential roofs, I have seen every scenario play out many times over.

Experience, the most modern roof cleaning equipment, and always being courteous and cordial makes Pro roof cleaning the right choice!

F.Y.I. –  For your knowledge. Pioneer softwash doesn’t use any pressure, this is true. Pioneer aoftwash uses solutions that are 70% chloride bleach. That can, and probably will kill some of your landscaping and plants around your home. I know they water everything down first to help with the toxicity, but when the excess bleach seeps into the soil around your home,the roots of your plants and shrubs can be permanently damaged. Some of the excess bleach WILL seep into the soil, and that can destroy the eco-system around your home. 

Pioneer softwash will attempt to convince you that chloride bleach is harmless. The truth is, chloride bleach is a toxic chemical. Bleach is bleach, don’t let them fool you. I started my business in 1997. I could have used bleach to clean my customers roofs. It is much easier and faster. The issue I had was that it endangers the customers plants, grass, shrubs, small trees, landscaping, and pets. Smaller dogs or cats that may drink any bleach that has puddled, can die from it 

Companies like Pioneer softwash often are sued out of business. Using bleach to clean roof surfaces is illegal. The department of agriculture has already reprimanded Pioneer. They retrained the employees to perform roof cleaning safely. Even so, they are back using bleach to clean unsuspecting customers roofs. 

I don’t like to cut down my competitors. It just feels wrong to me. However, Pioneer softwash was told by the department of agriculture that if they were to continue using bleach, they needed to inform customers that toxic bleach will be used on their property. They will not do that. This is because no one would hire them if they knee they were using bleach. 

If OSHA were to find Pioneer using bleach on a residential home, they would probably be looking at a pretty hefty fine. But it is the property owner that is responsible for the clean-up of toxic materials. That cost cannot exceed 50,000 00 per day. 

I am warning potential customers that some companies (almost all in Green bay) may be using toxic chloride bleach on your roof. I believe my business, Pro roof cleaning, is the only roof cleaning service that uses only eco-friendly and biodegradable solutions. This is the safe alternative to bleaching roofs. 

Thank you for considering Pro roof cleaning. My name is Tommy, and I own Pro roof cleaning. I bid and do all work. Th8s is to ensure that ever job is performed correctly.  I understand that it is my customers that allow me to be self employed. For that reason, each customer gets my absolute best work. You can be rest assured that each roof surface is cleaned safely. At Pro roof cleaning, absolutely no bleach will be used on your property.

Thank you again, and best regards, 


Tom Ward at Pro roof cleaning PROROOFCLEANING.COM

Beware of “exclusive softwash system” claims! Fines up to 50,000.00 for home owners!!

My name is Tom Ward, and I own Pro roof cleaning here in Green bay Wisconsin. I have been cleaning roofs in the Green bay area for over 23 years. I have seen many roof cleaning businesses come and go over that time. The reason most of these companies “go away” is simple. They try and use shortcuts to clean home owners roofs. This is done almost always by using bleach. Such a business will try and sell potential customers with a “no pressure, exclusive softwashing system” pitch. Look out, that means at least a 50% bleach concoction is going onto your roof, then onto your lawn and landscaping. It is extremely dangerous, and OSHA, the DNR, and EPA is going after these businesses. They are bad news, and bad news for you. Did you know that if a business that promises you “no pressure soft washing” gets caught using bleach to clean your roof, it can cost you up to 50,000.00 per day in fines! It is not the business that gets hit with that fine, it is you. It is not fair, but it is true. OSHA, the DNR, and the environmental protection agency are going after these no pressure exterior cleaning businesses in 2020. How do I know this? I know because I personally hired an environmental attorney, and we made these three agencies aware of a “no pressure roof cleaning” business was using bleach to clean roofs. This is a extremely dangerous, and extremely irresponsible. Some of this bleach will find its way into the soil and water around your home. Please do not fall for a “no pressure softwash pitch. It could cost you your home. This business will soon be out of business. In the mean time, do not risk huge fines by hiring such a business. They are greedy and lazy. Bleach cleaning a roof is much easier, and so the profit is much higher. After 23 years of cleaning roofs in our area, I can tell you this with certainty. The only safe way to clean a roof is with eco and bio friendly solutions. Use them in conjunction with hot water and low pressure. Low enough (approx. 150 psi) where there is 0 chance any harm will be done to your shingles. This will get you a perfectly cleaned roof, and it will be done safely. There will be no fines, and there will be no harm done to the soil and water around your home.

Best regards,


asphalt shingle, and cedar shake roof cleaning

Hi potential customers of Pro Roof Cleaning. I want to make one thing perfectly clear to all home owners is Northeastern Wisconsin that are in need of roof cleaning. No pressure roof cleaning does not work. If it did, believe me, I would clean roofs that way, as it is much easier. The only effective way to properly clean either asphalt shingle or cedar shake roofs is to use hot water, low pressure roof cleaning methods. The reason this is the case is because the algae, lichen, and molds that are living on your homes roof has roots. Lichen has deep very deep roots that have attached themselves to the shingles. You can just spray a solution onto the roof and eradicate the growths. That takes care of a third of the problem. One of the issues with this method of roof cleaning is that the growths are dead on the surface, but the roots are still living, and will be back soon. Do you really want to spend money to get your roof cleaned, then have the growths come back in less than a year ? Probably not right. there is another problem with no pressure roof cleaning. This would be that when you are just spraying a solution onto the roofs surface in order to kill the growths, how does the dead lichen, algae, and molds fall to the ground so you can then remove it ? The companies that practice no pressure roof cleaning will promise you that the rain will in time remove the growths from the roofs surface, then to the ground. This will not happen because there are still roots that these growths have holding them to the roofs surface. It would be great if No pressure roof cleaning actually worked, but it does not.  Even when these companies are encouraged by you to come back and respray the roof again, it is not coming off. This is because you need to actually get onto the roofs surface and use a hot water, low pressure roof cleaning method. Trust me on this simple fact, these companies thrive because by the time you realize that your roof is not clean at all, they have cashed your check. Also, in spite of the fact they promise to come back within a 5 year period if it comes back, they almost never do, as they already have your money. At Pro Roof Cleaning, your roof will look as it did when new before I leave on the day I am scheduled to come. I actually get onto the roofs surface with my specialized boots (which makes my job completely safe) and then use my hot water, low pressure roof cleaning method. In no way will low pressure roof cleaning ever damage your homes roof. Asphalt shingles can stand up to 500 P.S.I. (pounds per square inch) and be completely safe. I have, and never will use more than 150 P.S.I. on a customers roof. Lets be honest, if a roof is ever damaged in any way, my insurance would be responsible for then replacing it. I of course would not want that, and it has never happened in 22 years. Also, I realize that my customers are the reason that I can be self employed, so I always treat their homes as if they were my own. After my job of cleaning your homes roof is complete, I normally meet my customer by their front door, and can then show them around to view their new looking roof! Customers are always amazed at the transformation of their homes roof. The entire process is completed same day, so you know before I leave that not only is your roof new looking again, but also that the underlying roots have been completely eradicated. The growths are now gone for a long time, and your home has curb appeal again!

I can also apply a growth and stain blocker after the cleaning is complete. This is basically a solution that puts an invisible barrier between your roofs surface, and any potential growth spore that might land on it. Basically what it does is that your roof will stay clean a few years longer. Rather than your roof staying completely growth and stain free for 4-5 years, with the blocker applied, it will stay looking as it did right after the cleaning for 7-8 years. There is a small charge to add the blocker, but it is well worth it and most customers have it applied to there homes roof. It was developed in Florida where roof cleaning is very prominent, and is a great product.

Thank you for coming to my website and reading up on how proper roof cleaning should be done. I look forward to hopefully helping you with your roof cleaning needs. You will be amazed at the transformation that happens after my job is completed on your homes roof. It will all be completed the same day. There is no promise that your roof should look clean after several rain falls. With Pro Roof Cleaning, you will see the transformation to your roof before I leave! My customers are always very pleased before I leave. I will be more than happy to give any customer whom requests it a free estimate for cleaning their roof. You can either call me directly, or go to the contact page on this site to get your free estimate. Please do not get fooled by no pressure roof cleaning pitches, it is not effective, or I would do it myself. Pro roof cleaning has 10 times the volume of customers compared to any other roof cleaning business in Northeastern Wi., I did not get this successful by trying to fool my customers. What I find is that if you do good and honest work, treat your customers right, and give all customers fair prices, you can stay self employed. It is a privilege to be self employed.  I, as a small business owner, am always fully aware that it is my customers that are responsible for my businesses success. I will always treat every customers home as if it were my own. That is my promise to every customer I meet. Know that I always remember that it is you, my many customers of Pro roof cleaning, that make my business work.

Thank you,

Tom at Pro Roof Cleaning

Roof Staining and Growth Prevention

Pro Roof Cleaning offers two main methods of preventing roof growth from coming back once the roof has been cleaned. One method is zinc strips that are placed near the peak of the roof. The zinc flashing is placed near the top of the roof so that when it rains, the rain itself will distribute zinc ions down the roof and those ions will retard, and help prevent growths from reappearing on your roof. This method is effective, however, if your roof is more than 20 feet in length from peak to gutter, the ions from the zinc flashing will be used up by the time the rain reaches the bottom of the roof.

It has been my experience that a cheaper, and more effective way to prevent roof growth and staining after it has been properly cleaned is a growth and stain blocker. The most effective blocker, and the one I use for my customers is a milky white solution that is applied by evenly distributing it onto the clean roof. It works by forming a very thin barrier between the shingles themselves, and any possible growth that may be reintroduced to your roofs shingles after cleaning.  You only want to use this preventative product after all growths and staining have been properly removed by a professional roof cleaner. You do not want to seal any living organisms, or any staining under the invisible coating. If you chose to have this product applied to your roof after cleaning, there is an additional charge for this service. However, it will keep your roof looking stain free and clean longer. I would say up to two years longer if you are were to ask. I would highly recommend it just from a longevity stand point. Please feel free to inquire about this service. Pricing of this service will vary depending on the area that will be sprayed with the blocker.

Roof cleaning and stain prevention should be a part of any home maintenance plan. Your home is probably going to be the biggest investment you will ever make. Your roof is obviously a big part of that home. If your roof has an infestation of dangerous growths on it, that can also be unhealthy for that homes occupants. Getting that roof professionally cleaned, and then adding a preventative invisible barrier to keep that roof clean longer will go a long way in your homes appearance long term. It will also ultimately increase your homes value, and help in not having to replace your roof prematurely.

Roof cleaning services are available in the Green Bay, Appleton, Door County, Pulaski, Hobart, Depere, Ashwaubenon, Neenah, Menasha,  and all of Northeastern Wi. areas. Call for a free estimate. You will be pleasantly surprised at what Pro roof cleaning can do for the appearance of your home. The longevity of your homes roof will also be greatly elongated considerably by the use of our roof cleaning service. Call today, and ask for Tom. I answer all calls. I also bid and do all work for Pro roof cleaning. If you are considering having your roof cleaned, you’ve come to the right place. I will be glad to help you achieve all of your wishes regarding a new looking and clean roof. If you have moss, lichen, algae, black streaking, or any roof staining on your roof, don’t wait. Call soon to eliminate these harmful growths from your homes roof. These stains and growths are unsightly,  and unhealthy. Call a true roof cleaning specialist today. Don’t wait until it’s too late to save your homes roof.


Best regards, Tom at Pro roof cleaning    A plus Better Business Bureau rating.    Angies list preferred service provider.  21 years in service as a preferred roof cleaning business in Northeastern Wi.

Call (920) 412-7751